Installing VisiData is pretty easy. First, you’ll need the following:

VisiData provides a range of installation options, but the most direct is to use Python’s built-in package manager. To install VisiData this way, open your terminal and run this command:

pip3 install visidata

To test that VisiData installed correctly, run this:

vd --version

You should see something like the following:

$ vd --version v2.1                   

(On the command line, vd and visidata are synonymous. You can use either to launch VisiData.)


If you’d like to “sandbox” VisiData and its dependencies from the rest of your Python libraries, consider installing it via pipx.